3rd-5th: I Survived!

Teacher Name: Stephanie DeYong – 254-716-6787
Teacher Email: stephdeyong@hotmail.com
Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $10 (plus books)
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 3rd-5th
Minimum Class Size: 10
Maximum Class Size: 16
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: 3rd hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-2 hours per week of reading
Required Materials or Books: see book list below

Class Description:
I Survived! Join a thrilling adventure through time as we explore famous events in history. Students will read five titles in the I Survived series* followed by nonfiction selections covering the same topics. Assigned reading will be completed at home each week, and in class we’ll discuss the readings and further our understanding of these important historical events. Class discussion will include story highlights, new or unfamiliar vocabulary, fact versus fiction, character traits, and general historical context. Students will be responsible for completing reading assignments each week, so access to every book is necessary. As we will not mark in the books, borrowed copies are fine.

*Content might be intense for some students. Please consider whether the topics and reading level are suitable for your child.

Tentative book list (Fiction titles from ‘I Survived’ series, nonfiction titles from the ‘Who/What was…?’ series):

I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? by Janet Pascal

I survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 by Lauren Tarshis
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? by Dorothy Hoobler

I survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis
What Was the Titanic? by Stephanie Sabol

I survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1936 by Lauren Tarshis
What Was the Hindenburg? by Janet Pascal

I survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis
What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Demuth

Stephanie DeYong

Stephanie DeYong


Hi! I’m Stephanie DeYong. My family and I have been in Waco for 10 years and we love it here. We’re beginning our tenth year of homeschooling and our sixth year at Brazos Valley Co-op. I hold a Business degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, and in addition to teaching at home and at BVC, I teach ESL online. We are so thankful for the freedom and privilege to educate at home!